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Business series

APRIL 14—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “How to Avoid the ‘Cruelest Trap of All’ After the Tax Relief Act of 2010.” James Lange, CPA /Attorney president of Lange Legal Group LLC., will be the facilitator of the seminar and will discuss the new estate laws and why traditional estate plans should be reviewed to ensure the surviving spouse will have control over expenditure decisions. Attendees will also receive a copy of Lange’s bestselling book. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail ­business@carnegielibrary.org.

PowerBreakfast

APRIL 15—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host their PowerBreakfast Meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The special guest will be a representative of EQT. They will discuss their involvement in the Marcellus Shale and its potential impact on the region. Attendees will also learn about opportunities that exist for local companies with EQT and in its supply chain. Reservations are required. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail information@aaccwp.com.

Second step

APRIL 15—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan” from 7:30-10 a.m. at Mervis Hall, Roberto Clementai Dr., Oakland. The session will teach all one needs to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for one’s business. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or visit http://www.sbdc.pitt.edu.

Business basics

APRIL 16—SCORE Pittsburgh will host a Small Business Basics Workshop at 9 a.m. at the PNC-YMCA, 2nd floor, 236 Fifth Ave., Downtown. This workshop is presented by working professionals and helps new businesses get off to the right start by studying the legal requirements of starting a business and covering key topics that will impact the success or failure of the business. There will be discussions on marketing, record keeping, taxes, business plans development and how to obtain a small business loan. Registration is requested and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130.

Marketing seminar

APRIL 19—Up a Notch Marketing will host No BS Marketing from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Sigmas Conference and Event Center, Upper Level, 1717 Babcock Blvd., North Hills. This is a marketing meeting guaranteed to give attendees at least one tactic that can be implemented immediately to drive business their way. All strategies taught are direct response marketing oriented and based on what’s working now. Registration is required; there are limited spaces. For more information, call Weston Lyon at 412-974-0739 or e-mail Weston@westonlyon.com.

Networking mixer

APRIL 19—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Networking Mixer from 5-7 p.m. at Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Ave, Strip District. Attendees are asked to bring business cards to pass out. This is an opportunity to meet and network with fellow Chamber members and to congratulate member Charles Saunders on his new business. Registration is requested. The cost is $5 for non-members and members are asked to wear their logo pins. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail information@aaccwp.com.

Business series

APRIL 21—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Moving Up and Moving Out in 2011: The Insider Secrets of Real Estate and Mortgage Professionals.” For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail ­business@carnegielibrary.org.

Business seminar

APRIL 28—Allegheny County, The City of Pittsburgh, The Small Business Administration, Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center and Building Bridges for Business will host a Small Business Works Seminar at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. This is the first seminar in a series developed to educate and empower business owners. There will be a keynote speaker to inspire individuals and more than 20 exhibitors to showcase resources. For more information, call Linda Handley at 412-475-9010 or visit http://www.buildingbridgesforbusiness.org.

(To have information on Business Calendar, send information at least two weeks in advance to: 315 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219; Fax: 412-481-1360 or e-mail: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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